Hand Woven French Country Market Basket with such a charming traditional design. Baskets like this were used to take to the daily round of shopping in the village, this one has a beautiful rounded shape. Going to market each day, to do the daily meal shopping was a tradition in France, in many towns it still is. These baskets would be just big enough to hold the milk, eggs, butter, vegetables and meat, perhaps a bottle of wine, the sturdy handle was held tightly under the arm.
This classic authentic basket is masterfully woven by hand, with a sturdy bottom. Used on the daily until recently, it has wear and patina, and one missing rib as shown. Display this with your collection of antique baskets, to use as storage, there are so many ways you will enjoy this decorative collectable. Gorgeous patina.
- Measures 16" x 8-1/2" x 16-1/4" to top of handle.